• NDS TO PROVIDE SEAD
    DATA AND TOOLS
    NDS is pleased to host SEAD data and tools once SEAD's
    cooperative agreement with the NSF's DataNet program
    concludes on June 30, 2017.
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  • NDS Consortium Responds
    to NSF RFI CI 2030
    "The nation must develop and deploy an initial framework for a
    set of core 'foundational' services."
    READ THE RESPONSE
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  • NDS catalyzing open science
    Appearing in the journal Nature NDS was mentioned
    as an example of consortia addressing multiple stakeholders.
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  • WHAT IS THE NDS?
    Watch this video to learn about the revolutionary services
    taking shape at the National Data Service.
    Read more about the NDS!
  • NDS LABS AND NDS SHARE
    These new platforms allow the NDS community to try out new
    tools and explore new ideas for sharing data as we prototype
    key NDS capabilities.
    Read more about NDS Labs Read more about NDS Share
  • Materials Data Facility
    This NDS Pilot Project will point the way for data science
    in the 21st century when material scientists can publish
    their data—large or small—in a scalable repository
    that can be linked to associated literature.
    Learn more about the MDF
The National Data Service (NDS) is an emerging vision for how scientists and researchers across all disciplines can find, reuse, and publish data. It builds on the data archiving and sharing efforts already underway within specific communities and links them together with a common set of tools designed around the following capabilities:

Search

The NDS will allow users to easily search for data across disciplinary boundaries. As users hone in on data of interest, they can easily switch to discipline-specific tools.

Publish

The NDS will connect users to tools for building and sharing collections of data. It will help users find and deliver data to the best repository for data-publishing.

Link

The NDS will create robust connections between data and published articles. When researchers reference an article, they have ready access to the underlying data.

Reuse

The NDS will not only provide access to data for download, it will provide tools for transferring data to processing platforms or allow analysis to be attached to the data.

NDS to Provide SEAD Data and Tools at Conclusion of NSF Funding

NDS is pleased to host SEAD data and tools once SEAD's cooperative agreement with the NSF's DataNet program concludes on June 30, 2017.

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NDS Consortium Responds to NSF RFI CI 2030

"The nation must develop and deploy an initial framework for a set of core 'foundational' services."

Read more

7th National Data Service Consortium Workshop

The seventh National Data Service Consortium workshop (NDS7) will be held in Chicago on April 13-14, 2017. The workshop's theme is "Scientific Data Platforms: from Silos to Ecosystems."

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Join the Consortium

A broad assembly of data providers, data aggregators, community-specific federations, academic libraries, publishers, and cyberinfrastructure providers has come together to guide the development and operation of the NDS. Membership is open to all interested projects and organizations.

Find out how you can get involved